M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development)

Location: Guwahati


Intake: 20

Eligibility

*8 (maximum) seats are reserved for internal BASS students. If any of the seats (8 reserved seats for internal BASS) are left vacant, it will be open for lateral entry.

Eligibility:

a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

 

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Description

Introduction

Today the world is facing serious problems due to human population explosion, poverty, inequality,pollution, political manipulation of the public for corporate benefit, the abuse of public and natural resources, and the dangers of toxic emissions, to name a few. By the turn of the millennium, as the dangers of global warming and the consequent climate change became evident, the limitations of a human-centric view of environment became clear. Therefore, in the recent years there has been a shift to a more holistic approach based on ecology - a view that sees humankind as part of an interconnected web of life. It becomes imperative to understand the interactions between the human systems and the natural world. The course will help students to develop professional skills for planning and implementing strategies to address various conservation related issues by taking into consideration related social issues.

Key Features

All the courses in the proposed MA programme will work towards an elaborate understanding of Environment, Ecology and Sustainable development. The programme is a combination of theoretical knowledge, awareness of contemporary environmental issues and fieldwork experiences. The aim of the course is to provide knowledge and skills to the students, which will help them understand the existing problems effecting our environment, possible ways to reduce such impacts and increase awareness in communities. This professional course will give students the opportunity to understand the institutional structures concerning environment, both at the local and international level, as well as the policies, issues and problems of India and strategies to address these.

By the end of the course students will be able to understand

1.   man-environment interaction and the different approaches to studying environment and ecology.

2.    interrelationships of resource use, economics, politics and their impact on the environment;

3.    environmental issues and their linkages to politics of development at the local, regional and global level.

4.    issues in environmental economics and natural resource economics.

5.  problems and debates of developing countries.

6. skill required for analyzing and developing strategy to address ecological and environmental issues by taking into consideration the social perspective.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Course Structure

  • Total number of credits: 69

  • Courses to be offered and Distribution of Credits

Semesterwise Courses:

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

SEMESTER 1

 

FC 1

Understanding Society, Culture and Identity

1

FC 2

Economy, Polity and Governance

1

FC 3

Social Exclusion and Social Policies

2

C1

Fundamentals in Ecology

4

C2

Ecology and Environment: Social Science Perspective

4

C3

Environmental Economics

3

C4

Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Development

2

C5 Field Research Methods 4
  Exposure / Practicum  

Total credits in 1st semester

21

SEMESTER 2

FC 4

Development: Concepts, Theories, Dimensions and Strategies

2

FC 5

India’s Development Experience

1

FC 6

Introduction to the issues in the North East India

1

C6

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

4

C7

Ethnoecology and Natural Resource Management

4

C8

Biostatistics and its application

2

C9

Technology, Development and Society

2

C10

Climate Change and Natural Disasters

2

C11 Term Project 2

Total credits in 2nd semester

20

SEMESTER 3

C12

Environmental Conflicts and Movements

2

C13

Conservation based Rural Livelihood

4

C14

Gender, Environment and Sustainable Development

2

C15

GIS and Remote Sensing

2

C16

Environmental Legislations

2

C17

Internship

2

Total credits in 3rd semester

14

SEMESTER 4

C18

Population, Migration and Environment

2

C19

Industrialization and Urbanization

2

C20

EIA, SIA and Auditing

2

C21

Environment and Public Health

2

C22 Dissertation (Including Fieldwork) 6

Total credits in 4th semester

14

Total Overall Credit 69

Fee Structure:

Components EESD_Guwahati
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
4 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
5 ID Card 300 0 0 0
6 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
7 Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) 0 0 4000 0
8 Lab Charges 1500 0 0 0
9 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
10 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
11 Rural Practicum / Study Tour ( Refundable ) 2000 2000 0 2000
12 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
13 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 37700 24300 19800 18300
14 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
15 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 68700 55300 50800 49300

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.